Hey there Keto People!
I know that dairy is a huge part of the Keto Diet but sometimes we get too much. Part of the Keto Diet includes eating healthy "clean" fat.
I am not going to go into all of the problems with getting too much dairy here but one that you might be concerned about is too many calories or not having a well rounded supply of the nutrients.
If you think you might be getting too much dairy then this is for you.
Did you know that too much dairy can actually cause issues with your health? And, keep you from losing the unwanted pounds. See what the experts say here....
This frosting is easy, healthy and delicious. Plus you will get a bunch of nutrient dense avocado flesh while enjoying a fantastic treat. It's like a two-for-one.
I was skeptical about making chocolate frosting with avocados but the flavors blend really nicely and it comes out smooth.
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This is a super simple recipe that doesn't need too much explaining but a couple of tips never hurt.
- You do not need to buy powdered erythritol or any sweetener in powdered form.
You can powder the sweetener yourself in a blender or food processor. I like to use the small jar that came with my blender because its so much easier to clean than the food processor. Plus you can easily make small amounts.
It dishwasher safe and this is the one that I got way back in 2015. It has held up even with a lot of abuse and was a great price.
The biggest bonus to making your own powdered sweetener is that you can save on pantry space and take advantage of the savings of buying your sweetener in bulk. Like this.
- Choose really ripe avocados for this recipe.
You know those avo's that are a little too soft to eat? Those are perfect in this recipe.
- If you have trouble getting your kids to eat anything green this is the ticket.
This recipe will last a couple of days in the fridge. You can use it to frost treats but it's also a great dip for low carb treats like strawberries. And, I know this is going to sound weird but a friend of mine puts this in her cottage cheese to make it seem like a dessert.
It kind of blows the whole "dairy free" part of the recipe for me but to each his own right? Yes, I have tried it and it's delish even if it looks weird.
- Even if you are not following the Keto Lifestyle you can make this recipe with a swap for whatever your favorite sweetener is.
This recipe was developed for the low carb lifestyle but you can swap out sugar one for one or according to taste.
Our teen refuses to eat anything with erythritol because she has had some stomach aches with it.
She still wants to eat healthy but chooses to make recipes like this with sugar or honey. THIS SUGGESTION IS NOT FOR LOW CARBERS!!! But rather a suggestion as to how to get kids on board with eating healthy and getting them independent in the kitchen.
Looking for recipes to use this frosting on?
This brownie recipe may be my favorite low carb dessert. They are fudgy and I can make them as dark as I want to. Try 'em. You won't be sorry.
Dairy Free Chocolate Frosting Recipe
- 2 oz Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate
- 2 Avocados Soft & Ripe
- ¾ cup Powdered Erythritol See post tips about this ingredient
- ¼ cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3-4 tablespoon Water
- Melt the chocolate in a microwave in 30 second intervals. Stir until smooth & melted.
- Place the avocados, erythritol, cocoa powder and vanilla in a blender or food processor. Blitz until well mixed. Add the water a tablespoon at a time. Add enough water to make the mixture smooth and spreadable.
- Add in the melted chocolate and process until well mixed. The frosting should be smooth and creamy. It is now ready to spread on your cakes or brownies.(It can also be kept in the fridge for moments of weakness).
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